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Hillary Was Turned Down By NASA (Like The Marines)

Hey, what’s another ‘white lie’ from Hillary? And at least here, unlike her earlier lie about being turned down by the Marines (see below) she isn’t lying to women who actually joined the military.

From the Politico:

Hillary Clinton sounds the alarm on meteorites

By Nick Gass | July 16, 2015

… Responding to the man who asked the question about the future of space exploration and government funding for it, Clinton told him that he was “talking to someone who wanted to be an astronaut.”

“When I was a little girl, I guess I was a teenager by then … 14, I think, and the space program was getting started, and I wanted to be an astronaut, and I wrote to NASA,” she recounted. “And I said, ‘What do I have to do to be prepared to be an astronaut?’

And they wrote back and said, ‘Thank you very much, but we’re not taking girls,’” she remembered. “That, thankfully changed with Sally Ride and a lot of the other great women astronauts,” she said…

This NASA claim is actually in her earlier ghost-written autobiography, ‘Living History.’ Unlike her claim about being turned down by the Marines, which she made when she was still FLOTUS.

From the June 1994 archives of the New York Times, and a skeptical Maureen Dowd:

Hillary Clinton Says She Once Tried to Be Marine

By MAUREEN DOWD | June 15, 1994

WASHINGTON, June 14— … Speaking at a lunch on Capitol Hill honoring military women, Hillary Rodham Clinton said that she once visited a recruiting office in Arkansas to inquire about joining the Marines.  She told the group gathered for lunch in the Dirksen Office Building… that she became interested in the military in 1975, the year she married Bill Clinton and the year she was teaching at the University of Arkansas law school in Fayetteville.

She was 27 then, she said, and the Marine recruiter was about 21. She was interested in joining either the active forces or the reserves, she recalled, but was swiftly rebuffed by the recruiter, who took a dim view of her age and her thick glasses. ‘Not Very Encouraging’ "You’re too old, you can’t see and you’re a woman," Mrs. Clinton said she was told, adding that the recruiter dismissed her by suggesting she try the Army. "Maybe the dogs would take you," she recalled the recruiter saying. "It was not a very encouraging conversation," she said. "I decided maybe I’ll look for another way to serve my country." …

She was a Yale law school graduate who had worked on the anti-war Presidential campaigns of Eugene J. McCarthy and George McGovern… She and Mr. Clinton married on Oct. 11, 1975 in Fayetteville. So, if she was talking to a Marine recruiter in 1975 before the marriage, was she briefly considering joining the few, the proud and the brave of the corps as an alternative to life with Mr. Clinton, who was already being widely touted as a sure thing for Arkansas Attorney General? But she had moved to Arkansas to be with Mr. Clinton, so why was she thinking about joining the Marines? …

We don’t find it so hard to believe that she was willing to do anything to avoid being stuck in Arkansas with Bill. It’s the rest of the story that is obviously untrue. In fact, the military had no restrictions against taking anyone whose eyesight that can be corrected with glasses — unless they want to be pilots. And certainly 27 was not too old to join the military.

Lastly, even back in the 70s the military was desperate to recruit women. They even even took pregnant women then and still do now. Furthermore, any service branch would have jumped at the chance to get a Yale law school graduate.

But of course it was just a harmless lie told to women who really had served their country. A white lie that the then First Lady thought no one would notice.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 17th, 2015. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Hillary Was Turned Down By NASA (Like The Marines)”

  1. reidh says:

    What a Crock. She would have been WAY too Old. But it was the year she married Bill? What Woman Doesn’t get married on rebound from being rebuffed by the Marines? Crockola from Pensacola.

  2. captainfish says:

    So, she has no idea when she wrote NASA a letter about becoming an astronaut? Who doesn’t remember when they did that? Ok, she was born in 1947, and by 14, that would have been 1960-1961. It wasn’t til 1962 that John Glenn orbitted the Earth in a test capsule. Heck, NASA was still testing launch platforms. Heck it wasn’t till 1959 that NASA started testing for astronauts.

    I’m not buying this.

  3. SBSteeler says:

    In 1960 Hillary was too busy climbing Mt Everest, swimming across the Pacific, inventing the personal computer, and discovering the Van Allen belt to remember.

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